What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Retail Store in Connecticut?

When shopping in your local mall, the last thing you expect is for a serious accident to occur. Unfortunately, it happens, and if you have been injured in a retail store accident, you will need to hire an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Please read on and speak with our Hartford County slip and fall accident attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.

What are the most common causes of retail store accidents?

Retail store accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, however, not unlike most other accidents, they are frequently a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of retail store accidents in Connecticut include poor security, hazards in store parking lots, merchandise falling from shelves, and more.

What should I do after being injured in a retail store?

If you have been injured in a retail store, you should take several steps to ensure you maximize your chances of winning your claim. They are as follows:

  1. Call the police and seek immediate medical attention.
  2. While awaiting their arrival, ask anyone who saw your accident for their phone number or email address so they may corroborate your claim.
  3. Ensure you notify the store owner, as they should file an incident report and provide us with any surveillance footage of your accident.
  4. After the ambulance arrives, takes you to the hospital, and you are treated, ask your doctor for any and all documentation regarding your injuries.
  5. Hire an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present all the evidence needed to win you the money you deserve.
  6. After you file your claim, ensure you stay away from social media as much as possible. If you post anything that contradicts your claim, they will most likely use it against you, even if they have to take it out of context. That is why it is best to heed our warning and refrain from posting until your claim is resolved.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, individuals have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against another party. If you wait more than two years, you will generally be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are here to help you.

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